50 Cent. Hip-Hop Mogul by Jeff Burlingame

By Jeff Burlingame

The existence that fifty Cent was once born into used to be something yet effortless. From transforming into up with out a father, to drug dealing, to being shot 9 instances and approximately wasting his lifestyles, 50 Cent needed to conquer loads of struggles in his existence. yet this hip-hop biography won't basically conceal these struggles, but additionally his upward push to changing into one of many largest and wealthiest names within the hip-hop international.

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The latter originally was scheduled to be released earlier, but kept getting delayed for various reasons. As his fans waited for the release of Street King Immortal, 50 Cent kept his name in the headlines. The biggest news surrounding him was not positive. In June 2013, 50 Cent was charged with domestic violence for allegedly kicking model Daphne Joy and causing damage to her California condo. At the time, Daphne Joy and 50 Cent had dated for three years. During her relationship with 50 Cent, Daphne Joy gave birth to a boy, 50 Cent’s son Sire Jackson.

One of those low points had come two months prior to the shooting, when 50 Cent was stabbed by those associated with a rival hip-hop group outside a New York recording studio. The incident was believed to be related to 50 Cent’s longtime rivalry with a rapper from Queens named Ja Rule. The shooting incident, 50 Cent said, made him reevaluate his life. “Being shot isn’t as bad as not knowing what you are going to do with your life,” he told The Independent. “If you send a person back to where I’m from with no direction, then you sentence them to death or to killing somebody.

It was money that drew him to that lifestyle. The money Curtis’s grandfather made at his job working on cars was enough to cover the basic bills for his large family, but it was not enough to purchase anything extravagant. Curtis wanted extravagance. He had been raised in an environment where drugs were commonplace, so that made his decision an easy one. Image Credit: ©AP Images/Kevork Djansezian Hip-hop artist 50 Cent reacts as he accepts the award for best new artist during the 3rd annual BET Awards, Tuesday, June 24, 2003, in Los Angeles—a scene far removed from his early life on the streets.

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